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IPL 2020 recap: From MI's dominance to young guns firing again - 10 big talking points

Cricket | Nov 12, 2020, 09:27 AM IST

There were spectacular fielding efforts, high-scoring encounters, as many as four Super Overs with one going even for a double in the same match and lots of nail-bitters. And India TV Sports takes you through the journey once again as we recap IPL 2020

RCB skipper Virat Kohli

IPL 2020 | Should RCB open with Virat Kohli in Eliminator tie against SRH?

Cricket | Nov 06, 2020, 01:41 PM IST

Kohli enjoys batting with fielding restrictions, having scored 2339 runs at 47.7 as an opener in his IPL career at a strike rate of 140.8 with 12 half-centuries and three centuries.

Trent Boult

Talking Points: Mumbai Indians' tactical ploy, Boult-Bumrah magic, Rohit's playoff struggles

Cricket | Nov 06, 2020, 09:26 AM IST

Mumbai's Cruciatus Curse - Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya's onslaught, coupled with Boult-Bumrah magic - left Delhi crippled and writhing in pain and eventually succumbing to a 57-run defeat.

Wriddhiman Saha

IPL 2020 | How Wriddhiman Saha changed SRH's batting fortune

Cricket | Nov 06, 2020, 10:51 AM IST

Saha's free stroke playing seemed to have helped Warner rediscover himself and return to his aggressive self which has once again strengthened SRH's top-order batting.

Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer

IPL 2020 | SRH may have left a key for Delhi Capitals to dismantle Mumbai Indians

Cricket | Nov 05, 2020, 06:56 AM IST

Among the five losses MI incurred this season, the final one, scripted by the clinical bowling attack of SunRisers Hyderabad, laid a blueprint that teams in the playoffs can aim to take a leaf out of.

Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2020 | Revamping CSK only option after forgettable season

Cricket | Nov 04, 2020, 11:22 AM IST

With 12 points from 14 games, CSK finished seventh in the points table, escaping the wooden spoon by virtue of some late wins. But the season as Dhoni explained, "was a difficult campaign for us.

Delhi Capitals

IPL 2020 | Delhi Capitals suffer NRR jolt after fourth-straight loss, stand on brink of elimination

Cricket | Oct 31, 2020, 07:30 PM IST

In a space of just a fortnight, Delhi find themselves on brink of elimination, following their fourth-straight loss in IPL 2020 and having suffered a massive NRR jolt. 

Rishabh Pant

Talking points from India's squad selection for Australia tour

Cricket | Oct 27, 2020, 01:08 PM IST

BCCI on Monday picked a 28-member jumbo squad for the all-format tour of Australia which begins November, along with four reserve bowlers.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Gaikwad's incredible journey from beating COVID-19 to scoring match-winning knock in fourth IPL game

Cricket | Oct 25, 2020, 08:52 PM IST

Gaikwad's journey was unlike few others, which makes it all the more inspiring. He tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the season and from there bounced back to win the Man of the Match award in only his fourth IPL outing

Ben Stokes

IPL 2020 | Why Rajasthan Royals should replace Ben Stokes with Jos Buttler for opening position

Cricket | Oct 25, 2020, 03:07 PM IST

In five IPL matches that he opened this season, he has scored 110 runs in 103 balls and is yet to score a six. And his strike rate of 106.79 is the least among all batters who have faced more than 100 balls this season.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni's journey to 200 IPL games: Three trophies for CSK, RPS let down and heroic return in 2018

Cricket | Oct 19, 2020, 07:28 PM IST

In this piece, we look at the journey of Chennai Super Kings captain en route to his historic feat in IPL.

MI vs RCB

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Statistical Preview

Cricket | Oct 16, 2020, 01:05 PM IST

There is a reason why this battle is one of the most lopsided rivalries in IPL history. Mumbai Indians have an overwhelming 20-6 win-loss record against the Knight Riders which includes 10 wins in their last 11 games

AB de Villiers during RCB vs KXIP game at Sharjah

IPL 2020 | How RCB got trapped in the tactical cat-and-mouse game in KXIP tie

Cricket | Oct 16, 2020, 10:39 AM IST

Not one, but two match-up ploys had gone wrong for Royal Challengers Bangalore, one of which included De Villiers batting at No.6

Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2020 | What has changed for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season?

Cricket | Oct 15, 2020, 09:04 AM IST

On a year that is 2020, IPL has witnessed a different RCB side, a more settled team with specific roles assigned to the players, all that has led to the team winning five out of their first seven games as many as defending champions Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings- Statistical Preview

Cricket | Oct 13, 2020, 07:18 AM IST

Despite the result in the previous meeting, CSK still enjoy a good, dominating lead in the rivalry contest with 10 wins in 14 meetings.

Rafael Nadal hugs his French Open title

In numbers | All the stats behind Rafael Nadal's record 13th French Open haul at Roland Garros

Tennis | Oct 11, 2020, 10:26 PM IST

Nadal now stands alongside Federer for the most number of Grand Slam trophies since the Open Era. This the first time that the two have the same number of majors since they both started out in 5, July 2003

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

French Open 2020 final, Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic: Preview, numbers, strategy, prediction

Tennis | Oct 11, 2020, 10:19 AM IST

Nadal holds the edge at Roland Garros, winning six of their seven matches including two finals. Djokovic has however won 10 of their last 13 meetings and one of which includes his comfortable victory against Nadal in French Open 2015 quarters. 

Virat Kohli at the end of RCB's innings in Dubai

IPL 2020 | KL Rahul can take a leaf out of Virat Kohli's accelerated knock against CSK

Cricket | Oct 11, 2020, 08:42 AM IST

While Kohli's superbly paced 52-ball knock helped RCB script their biggest win against CSK in IPL history, Rahul's yet another slow-paced knock left the Kings two runs short of the target.

Poland's Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy after winning the

French Open 2020 | All the numbers behind Iga Swiatek's maiden Grand Slam haul

Tennis | Oct 10, 2020, 09:26 PM IST

It has indeed been a story to tell for Swiatek. It was only her seventh Grand Slam appearance and she never made it past the quarters in any of those seven events. But Swiatek played without a different maturity over the last two weeks at the Stade Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal

French Open 2020 | What Rafael Nadal can achieve with 13th title at Roland Garros

Tennis | Oct 10, 2020, 04:23 PM IST

This will be their 56th tour-level meeting with the Serb leading the head-t-head tie 29-26. However, Nadal leads in 9-6 in Grand Slam meetings and 6-1 at Roland Garros. 

Kedar Jadhav 

IPL 2020 | Should Chennai Super Kings think beyond Kedar Jadhav the batsman?

Cricket | Oct 10, 2020, 11:46 AM IST

In 19 chases for CSK that Kedar has been part of in the last four seasons, he has scored at less than run a ball with an average of just 21.9. Moreover, in this season, Kedar has managed only 58 runs off 59 balls without hitting a single six.

Glenn Maxwell

IPL 2020 | Is it over for Glenn Maxwell at KXIP, once again?

Cricket | Oct 09, 2020, 10:38 AM IST

The Aussie has managed only 48 runs in 56 balls this season, batting across six innings with just three boundaries and zero sixes. Only Kedar Jadhav has faced more balls (59) without hitting a six this season.

Sunil Narine after dismissing Shane Watson

IPL 2020 | How the tactical use of Sunil Narine helped KKR outsmart CSK

Cricket | Oct 08, 2020, 08:26 AM IST

Chennai have shown a trend that their skipper MS Dhoni has followed over the years - take the chase deep, no matter the total, and target the weaker bowlers to finish off in style. But on Wednesday the plan failed as Karthik had reserved his best for the last.

KL Rahul

IPL 2020 | Is KL Rahul's sluggish batting becoming a concern for Kings XI Punjab?

Cricket | Oct 08, 2020, 11:51 AM IST

KL Rahul has scored 302 runs in five innings this season at 75.20 with two half-centuries and a blistering 132 off 69 against his former franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. Yet, KXIP stand in the bottom end of the points table with just one win from five matches.

Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals: Statistical Preview

Cricket | Oct 06, 2020, 08:34 AM IST

Neither side have the upper edge against the other side in the head-to-head tie as both have won 10 matches each in 20 IPL meetings. However, Rajasthan Royals have beaten Mumbai Indians in their last four matches.

Mohammed Shami appeals unsuccessfully during KXIP vs MI tie

Death-over numbers a major concern for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020

Cricket | Oct 02, 2020, 09:42 AM IST

Although still just four matches into IPL 2020, but KXIP's death over numbers have been the worst this season with the team conceding over 15 runs per over during that phase.  

Sunil Narine was dismissed for a duck against SRH

IPL 2020 | Is it time for Kolkata Knight Riders to look beyond Sunil Narine the opener? 

Cricket | Oct 01, 2020, 10:35 AM IST

Sunil Narine has scored only 24 runs in three matches as an opener this season for KKR which includes a two-ball duck against SRH. In his last eight IPL games, he hasn't crossed 25 even once.

Delhi Capitals vs Sunriers Hyderabad

IPL 2020 | Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Statistical Preview

Cricket | Sep 29, 2020, 10:44 AM IST

Sunrisers Hyderabad head the rivalry with a 9-6 win-loss record against the Capitals, but Shreyas Iyer's side have won the last two matches one which was the IPL 2019 Eliminator.

Washington Sundar

IPL 2020 | How impactful was Washington Sundar in high-scoring RCB vs MI tie?

Cricket | Sep 29, 2020, 08:43 AM IST

On a high-scoring evening, Washington Sundar, an off-spinning all-rounder, was the only bowler to not have conceded a boundary in his four-over spell. He returned with figures of 1 for 12 in four overs with 13 dot balls. 

Rahul Tewatia

Don't stop believing! How Rahul Tewatia bounced back from 'worst 20 balls' to game-changing knock

Cricket | Sep 28, 2020, 08:20 AM IST

Tewatia's innings truly redefined self-belief. From being mocked all around, even from the commentary box, to putting forth a match-changing innings, it takes some courage.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

IPL 2020 | Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians - Statistical Preview

Cricket | Sep 28, 2020, 01:32 PM IST

Can Mumbai contiue with their winning run or will RCB manage to bounce back with a win against the four-time winners?

Virat Kohli and David Warner during toss time

IPL 2020 | Should teams begin batting first after winning toss in the UAE? - In numbers

Cricket | Sep 27, 2020, 04:38 PM IST

Of the total eight matches played so far, seven times have teams opted to bowl first, and only once have victory come along their way.

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Statistical preview

IPL 2020 | Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Statistical preview

Cricket | Sep 27, 2020, 01:15 PM IST

Last time an IPL 2020 game was played at Sharjah, 33 sixes were struck. Rajasthan Royals hit 17 off those. Hence, teams would like to bring out the big hitters.

Shreyas Iyer and MS Dhoni

IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals - Statistical Preview

Cricket | Sep 25, 2020, 10:49 AM IST

Chennai have an overwhelming record against Delhi, winning 61 per cent of their matches in the rivalry - 15 off 21 meetings, which includes victory in all the three matches in IPL 2019.

Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2020 | Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Statistical Preview

Cricket | Sep 24, 2020, 01:47 PM IST

There is statistically nothing to separate the two sides and both have won 12 matches apiece in their 24-match T20 history.

Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings: Statistical preview

Cricket | Sep 22, 2020, 11:18 AM IST

Chennai Super Kings have a dominating record against Rajasthan, winning 64 per cent of their total 14 T20 encounters - 14 wins and eight defeats